Air Force AirPower History Tour Coming to Dubuuqe
According to a news release from the Dubuque Regional Airport, a very unique aircraft tour is coming to Dubuque.
The Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour, featuring the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI, will make a stop at the Dubuque Regional Airport July 18 – 21, 2016. Other aircraft traveling with the tour include the P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, and a Boeing Stearman. For the complete description of aircraft, tour and rides please visit http://www.airpowersquadron.org/#!blank/ix4m8
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944 and is perhaps best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, with longer range and greater bomb loads. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s. The airplane, rescued and restored by the CAF in the early 1970s, is a regular feature at airports and air shows all across the country. Daily tours of the aircraft will be available for a minimal gate fee. All of the airplanes will be on static display when they are not flying. Ride prices range from $75 to $1895. Ride reservations may be made at www.airpowertour.org.
The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight. Collecting, restoring and flying vintage historical aircraft for more than half a century, the Commemorative Air Force ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 11,000 members and a fleet of over 150 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 67 units located in 25 states for care and operation. For more information, please contact: Robert Grierson, Dubuque Regional Airport Manager, 11000 Airport Road, Dubuque Iowa 52003, (563) 589-4128